Author: Patricia Polacco
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African American, Respect, Family Life, Friends and Friendship, Prejudice and Tolerance Experiences, European
With the rich folk-art style and lively text for which she has become well-known, Patricia Polacco has created an outstanding family story of trust, love, and acceptance. After her own grandmother dies, a young Russian-American girl is initiated into her neighbor's family. She and her "brothers" devise a plan to buy "grandmother" an Easter bonnet. They learn a lesson of respect and tolerance along the way.